Quiet, lovely, welcoming country
My family and friends spent a weekend this past September celebrating birthdays at her cottage, which is part her little bit of heaven minutes from Sebastopol "town". The setting is ideal. Her cottage was welcoming, clean, bright indoors and a spacious, restful yard, and lounging chairs, and lots of flowers outside. Yes, all of those physical plant characteristics are important but her attention to details impressed all of us. Mary Heller was the consummate hostess to us. For example, the linens/beds were oh, so, comfortable; the kitchen was equipped with all the things we had at home, e.g., sharp knives, coffee, cleaning supplies, etc.; apples, squash, tomatoes from her garden, eggs from her chickens, and a bottle of wine from the area were gifts as we entered. She greeted us warmly, too, introducing us to her husband, and to her horses and dogs, as well. Ever so gracious, available, and attentive yet not overly so. Very comfortable, restful time and a great get away from the bustle of home. We're so grateful that we found the Heller's and stayed with them. And, if travellers are looking for a place like this, without hesitation, we would recommend staying with them. Hope Mary and Bruce have us back! Dr. Reg LouieReg L.
Visited on "September - 2016
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed staying in this clean and comfortable home. We were greeted the first night of our arrival with fresh flowers from the garden, apples, and even fresh eggs in the fridge. Mary made us feel quite at home and the place was beautifully set up with three spacious rooms, very comfy beds, and a beautiful outdoor garden with a place to BBQ which we unfortunately did not have the time to enjoy. The home is definitely a retreat and one feels completely at peace surrounded by agriculture, horses, and plenty of place to roam. There's also a lot of wineries to see; plus Sebastapol was a fun town to visit, and the home is well located to Santa Rosa and Bodega bay. I highly recommend a stay here either to simply relax and unwind, or venture the wine-lands and the sea shores!Vidah J.
Visited on "August - 2016